Lawrence Murley’s sculptures of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and crustaceans are carved in a selection of beautifully coloured stones, including Connemara Marble from Ireland, Picasso, Lavender and Pink Marbles from Utah, USA and various marbles from Turkey. His favourite marble, though, remains Cornish Serpentine from the Lizard Peninsula, due to its variety of colours, hardness and incredibly smooth texture.
Lawrence Murley was born in Cornwall in the 1960s. After college his favourite subject, geology, led him into a career in mineralogy, working in the Geology Department at Geevor Tin Mine. As the Cornish mining industry came to a close Lawrence, influenced by his by his artist mother, Theresa Gilder, combined his two passions and took to carving stone. His sculptures have received wide acclaim in both the UK and the USA.